“Forcing Apple to write an operating system so it can try to break into the iPhone used by a terrorist is the computer code equivalent of building a biological weapon, the former Secretary of U.S. Homeland Security said Thursday,” Elizabeth Weise reports for USA Today.
“The problem is that the FBI demand would require Apple to not only build the code, but also maintain it, because there are already multiple requests for law enforcement to get into other phones, Michael Chertoff said Thursday at the RSA computer security conference,” Weise reports. “‘Once you’ve created code that’s potentially compromising, it’s like a bacteriological weapon. You’re always afraid of it getting out of the lab,’ Chertoff said at a keynote panel titled ‘Beyond Encryption: Why We Can’t Come Together on Security and Privacy — and the Catastrophes That Await If We Don’t.'”
“Apple CEO Tim Cook used another medical analogy when he spoke with ABC News after the FBI’s demand became public,” Weise reports. “The only way to get the information would be to write software ‘that we view as sort of the equivalent of cancer,’ he said. ‘We believe that is a very dangerous operating system.'”
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